In 1995 Sally Gray was invited by Fairfield Heritage Centre in Western Sydney to develop an exhibition tracing the settlement patterns and cultural specificities of the Italian immigrant communities of South Western Sydney. Working with Italian-Australian team members, Sally visited homes and farms, interviewing families, workers, business people and politicians. With Italian-speaking curatorial assistants, she looked into cupboards and glory boxes, noted domestic architecture and garden design and shared food. Together the team used artifacts lent by community members as the foundation of a narrative of visual and cultural complexity. Artist Ron Smith co-designed and installed the exhibition. The exhibition was subsequently shown at Liverpool Bicentennial Museum.
Helen Pitt (1996) “Italians Mourn the Death of Deli Culture”, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 February 1996
Courtney Kidd (1996) “Forza e Correggio”, Art Monthly, Australia May 1996 Number 89